Land ho! Land ho!!! LAND HO!!!!! At 2300 UTC we spotted the island of Hiva Oa through the haze. Deeply immersed in a Gillian Flynn novel, the moment from haze to right in front of my face passed in an instant. We arrived with enough remaining sunlight to see this small island in all its… Continue reading Day 19.3 – Land ho!
In a short time we will be making land fall in the Marquesas, and the toughest challenge we have undertaken will be complete. Last night we had another cheerful visit from our friends, you could see them coming up to us like a cavalry. We also had two more bites to our lures yet no… Continue reading Day 19
Last night we had a second visit by a large pod of dolphins. Common, spinner, and another type with a pink nose we’ve never seen before. They seemed to be having as much fun with their visit as we did. Sans squalls, night watch was clear and mellow. The day sail was lovely, ocean state… Continue reading Day 18
How would you like your night watch, shaken or stirred? Perhaps a little battered or bruised? The gusts from last night’s squalls caught us totally off guard, and they were big. A heavy night of swells, wind and rain left us sleep deprived, with a locker that took on water and a load of drenched… Continue reading Day 17
With the doldrums behind us, conditions are starting to pick up again. We are entering another area of squalls, so we are keeping a close eye on the weather. We rounded up on the spinnaker with an out-of-nowhere gust but made a quick recovery and doused. With lighter winds in the forecast we swapped the… Continue reading Day 16